Óye Oyá

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Óye Oyá

Book by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefanía Fadul
April 27 - May 27, 2017
World Premiere - Spanish Language

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About the Play

An original Spanish language musical inspired by the Cuban zarzuela and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This musical is a journey of love, the power of compassion and forgiveness, and finding home. This musical promises to be the biggest production ever seen on the Milagro stage!


Rodolfo Ortega is an award winning composer for film, television and theatre. Rodolfo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Arizona and his Master’s of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music where he studied piano and composition. He has composed music for indie films such as the The Good Lot among others. For television he has composed music for the National Public Broadcast of the documentary No Perfect Answers: The Life and Architecture of Pietro Belluschi. Rodolfo is nationally known for his work in the theatre.  He has sound designed and composed for some of the most prestigious theatre companies in the United States including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (The Tenth Muse) and Denver Center Theatre Company (The Three Musketeers, Romeo & Juliet).  Rodolfo is also an Associate Artist with Santa Cruz Shakespeare (Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s DreamMuch Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Man in the Iron Mask, Henry IV, Parts I & II).  His composition for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Love’s Labors Lost drew high praise from the Wall Street Journal who called his music “unexpectedly haunting”.  He also collaborated with Tony Award winning director, Pam McKinnon, on Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Othello.  Rodolfo lives in Portland, Oregon where his theatrical work has been prolific.  Since 2008, he has composed an original musical every year for Northwest Children’s Theatre including Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and El Zorrito (which was published by Dramatic Publishing in 2014). For Artists Repertory Theatre he has designed and composed music for Skin of Our Teeth, The Liar, Blithe Spirit, Exiles, Miracle Worker and Intimate Apparel. For Profile Theatre Company his credits include sound design and music for The Blue Door, A Lesson Before Dying, Lips Together Teeth Apart and Master Harold and the Boys. He has recently composed the music for Aurora Theatre Company’s production of The Monster Builder (San Francisco Drama Critics Award). This season he will be composing music for South Coast Repertory Theatre. He has composed for Miracle Theater Group including their productions of Lorca in a Green Dress (Portland Drammy Award), Ardiente Paciencia and Elliot a Soldier’s Fugue. Rodolfo composed the scores for Oregon Children’s Theatre’s productions of Charlotte’s Web, Tuck Everlasting (Portland Drammy Award), BFG, Holes and Cyrano.  Additionally he composed the music for the recently published play The Illustrated Bradbury by Ray Bradbury.  For the 2000-2001 Portland theatre season, Rodolfo was awarded a Portland Drammy Award in Sound Design and Composition for an entire season of outstanding work.



Rebecca Martinez is a long-time Milagro collaborator and most recently wrote and directed Milagro’s American Sueño, which toured nationally. She has written and directed a number of new works for Milagro, including Oyá: Call the Storm, La noche eterna, and Xandu’ Ya’, among others. Now based in New York, she has worked with the One Minute Play Festival, the 52nd Street Project, FringeNYC, Hybrid Theatre Works, and on developmental works for the Lark, Cherry Lane, and Working Theater among others. Rebecca is an ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre, a Co-Curator of Working Theater’s Directors Salon, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, INTAR’s Unit52 and the SDCF Observership Class. Awards include four Portland Theater Drammy Awards (Ensemble Acting: 7 Great Loves and The War Project: 9 Acts of Determination – Sojourn Theatre; and Choreography: 7 Great Loves – Sojourn Theatre and The Brother/Sister Plays – Portland Playhouse) and the Lilla Jewel Award for Women Artists.


Estefanía Fadul is a Colombia-born, New Hampshire-raised, New York City-based director and producer. Directing credits include The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich (SUNY Purchase), Cell by Cassandra Medley (Drama League DirectorFest), asi van los fantasmas de méxico, primera parte by Matthew Paul Olmos (Repertorio Español), El Laurel de Apolo by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Repertorio Español), and Well by Lisa Kron (Pleiades Productions). Her current and upcoming work includes collaborations with playwrights Fernanda Coppel, Gina Femia, Elisabeth Frankel, Krista Knight, and Tatiana Suarez-Pico. Estefanía has worked as assistant director at the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others, and was the assistant producer for Soho Rep.’s first all-ages site-specific production, Washeteria (NYTimes Critics’ Pick). She is an alum of the Drama League Directors Project and the Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. B.A. Vassar College. Visit her website for more information.



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